Articles tagged: Oscars

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The Voice predicts the 2024 Oscars

The Halftime Leisure staff predict the likely winners and declare who the most deserving should be of the 2024 Oscars.

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I watched all the 2023 Best Picture Nominees so you don’t have to

Content Warning: This article includes references to Sexual Violence. Listen, I get it. Who cares about the Oscars anymore? This year’s nominations saw several great pictures snubbed. Babylon (2022) and... Read more

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The Voice predicts the 2022 Oscars

I’m almost certain that Campion and Co. will make history on Sunday and walk home with (at least) a win for Best Picture.

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Halftime’s Dream Journal: Espionage à la mode

This elegant ballroom is, in fact, a bougie ice cream parlor, where Oscar winners receive a scoop of their preferred ice cream flavor to commemorate their remarkable achievements.


Oscar contender The Worst Person in the World on how it feels to be alive

Something achingly beautiful happens halfway through The Worst Person in the World (2022), Joachim Trier’s latest romantic comedy-drama: Our protagonist Julie (Renate Reinsve) flicks a light switch in her boyfriend’s... Read more

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Being the Ricardos (2021) is emblematic of today’s awards season. Here’s why that needs to change

Being the Ricardos is so fast-paced, so thematically unfocused, and so unconcerned that it gives Lucy no dimensional backstory.


The Voice Predicts the 2020 Oscars

Best Picture by Abby Webster Who Will Win: 1917 Who Should Win: Parasite For a brief moment in 2017, we lived in a world where the Academy made good decisions. Last year’s Gr**n... Read more


The Oscars Need To Change

When Halle Berry became the first black woman to win an Academy Award for Lead Actress for her performance in Monster’s Ball (2001), she dedicated her award to “every nameless,... Read more


Quiz: How Will Your Oscars Opinions Predict Your Spring Semester?

Oscar nominations came out Monday morning and there were, unfortunately, not too many surprises. However, just because the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences follows the same patterns year... Read more

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Halftime’s Favorite Halftimes: Wild Ones

It is The Georgetown Voice’s 50th anniversary week. To celebrate, the Halftime Leisure team got together to review our favorite Halftime posts. Halftime Leisure covers just about anything, and it... Read more

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Halftime Takes: What The Oscars Missed

Whether you love them or hate them, the Oscars have been filled with controversies. With the ceremony coming soon, Halftime Leisure staff is getting ready for it with our opinions... Read more

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There Were Dozens of Great Films in 2018, and Awards Shows Could Never Do Them Justice

There are a few good things about awards shows: looking at all the beautiful outfits and laughing at some of the bits. Otherwise, they’re terrible. The Golden Globes were Sunday,... Read more

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Stripped: Calvin Klein, Oscars Fashion and More

This week on Stripped, Isabel Lord and Emma Francois are joined by guests Caitlin Mannering and Amy Guay to briefly discuss fashion’s growing political consciousness and the Calvin Klein ad featuring the... Read more

Carrying On

Carrying On: Untangling the Art From the Artist

I have always been in love with movies. Beautiful, gritty, or suspenseful, it doesn’t matter. When done right, a film has the power to place me in a different world,... Read more

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Academy Awards LXXXVIII: An Oscars Sporting Event

Veteran leading man Leonardo DiCaprio finally brought home the gold from Academy Awards LXXXVIII Sunday night at the Dolby Theater to join “The Revenant” teammate Alejandro Iñarritu on the big... Read more


Carrying on: Politics at the Oscars

The subject of politics frequently finds its way into the Academy Awards, and the 2015 Oscars were no exception. Not even including red carpet movements such as #AskHerMore, this year’s... Read more

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The Definitive Guide To The 2015 Oscars

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! With stars young and old, fascinating and unpredictable races, and Neil Patrick Harris hosting, Sunday’s Oscars have the potential to be one... Read more


Carrying On: Casting the Oscars in a new mold

Everything seems a little tidier in retrospect, the visceral immediacy of a moment a little muted in its distance from the present. The moment I’m thinking about occurred last summer,... Read more

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Duvernay’s Oscar Snub Draws Heavy Criticism

Of all the snubs from the 87th Academy Awards nominations, which were announced this past Thursday morning, none drew heavier criticism than the exclusion of up-and-coming director Ava Duvernay from... Read more


Why Interstellar  Should Have Been Nominated For Best Picture

For many Christopher Nolan fans (or, as they prefer, “Nolanites”), the man can do no wrong. After all, Nolan is an oddity in contemporary Hollywood; he eschews using any forms... Read more